June 22, 2017

Federal government sticking Ottawa Hospital with extra costs to be located at Sir John Carling Site

OTTAWA, ON – The federal government will force the Ottawa Hospital to cover the extra costs associated with building at the Sir John Carling Site, despite overruling the previously-chosen location and forcing the hospital into that location, documents quietly tabled in Parliament yesterday confirm. The answers, received by Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre, are the latest in a string …

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June 16, 2017

Prime Minister Trudeau re-announces light rail funding provided two years ago by Conservative government

OTTAWA, ON – Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau re-announced $1 billion for stage two of Ottawa’s light rail transit system, even though it was originally announced two years ago by the previous Conservative government. The following is the reaction from Conservative Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre:   “Apparently the Prime Minister wanted to get in a few more selfies and …

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May 31, 2017

Conservatives table plan to reduce poverty

First, Do No Harm If governments want to reduce poverty, they should stop doing things that make people poor   OTTAWA, ON — A new Official Opposition report today called on governments to remove barriers that keep people in poverty. The call comes in a report following extensive study of poverty reduction strategies at the House of Commons Committee on …

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May 25, 2017

Cover-up confirmed: public servants muzzled from responding to Parliamentary questions

OTTAWA, ON – The Trudeau government muzzled public servants and prevented them from responding to questions from Members of Parliament, newly-released emails show. Despite announcing its carbon tax more than seven months ago, the government has yet to release figures on how it will impact low-income Canadians and affect the prices of household items like food, gas, and home heating. …

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May 12, 2017

Poilievre fights disability tax

MP releases Library of Parliament study showing 115% effective tax rates on some low-income disabled workers   OTTAWA, ON — Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre is calling on all levels of government to “make work pay” for low-income disabled people, after a Library of Parliament report showed minimum wage-earners paying marginal effective tax rates of up to 115%. When disabled people …

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April 21, 2017

Newly-Released Documents Show Hospital Site Change Not About Protecting Farmland

Liberals did not consult Agriculture Department about where to put hospital OTTAWA, ON – The federal department responsible for the Central Experimental Farm saw “little to no consultation” during the Liberal government’s review of the future site of the Ottawa Hospital, even though four of the sites supposedly considered were on the Farm. The revelation came from a letter Agriculture …

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